This poem expresses the deepest feelings a poet must endure when a picture is given no matter how good or how bad. It is the words written that lend a balm to the striking intensity that hits the heart in many things. It helps identify the curiosity of many a circumstance or photo in the mind.

A Poet's Pendulum

 

When maple leaf clusters flutter

And wide lake waters shimmer

When mountain mica shines

And beach sands dazzle

I feel elation

However:

 

When hot pavement glitters

And littered cans glisten

When the peasant's brow shines

And weapons of war flash

I feel such sorrow

Still:

 

When the canopy of stars twinkle

And the morning dew glows

I feel blessed

Yet:

 

Tears sparkle and blur

My every vision.

 

   Ciera S. Louise c. June 10, 2005